THE EFFECT OF ALCOHOL BLENDS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF AN AIR COOLED ROTARY TROCHOIDAL ENGINE

Results obtained from tests on an air cooled Rotary Trochoidal Engine fuelled with a gasoline-alcohol mixture, without modification of the carburetor, are presented in this paper. The tests were performed with one and two spark plugs. Amongst the obtained results, lower thermal load, better economy and improvement in cycling uniformity when running with two spark plugs were observed. The observed reduction in the rotor housing wall temperature and in the oil sump temperature presents particular advantages for an air cooled engine.

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    • International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 27-March 2, 1984.
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    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • GUTMAN, M
    • Iuster, I
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00394238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 840237, HS-038 112
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM